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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 January 2018 at 11:06
Thanks Ine! Good to see you here. Interesting stuff!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 January 2018 at 12:21
Leo, the title of #7 is very funny, or should I say clever?

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Hi Leo. Okay if I tag along? I purchased my first, and only, Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan specifically for the Week50 challenge last year. I found it on eBay attached to an Altix Atissa camera, which is interesting! I followed a YouTube tutorial** on how to adapt the Altix mount to fit an M42 /E-mount adapter and it worked a real treat. To keep it secure a couple of tiny blobs of superglue mean that it is unlikely to ever return to its original camera again!

I used my NEX-5 and then NEX-6 for the challenge and enjoyed learning how to create the bubble effect. But it also took some really fine, sharp images too. I have seen some very tired and scruffy examples on eBay but mine is tidy and shows hardly any ageing or evidence of use. Not sure how old it is but the serial # is: 1584449.

This is a snap of the lens (with a Minolta MD 50) on the NEX-5 ready for the challenge.



So now, (since I have moved completely over to E-mount having just sold/traded in all of my A-mount stuff), I shall have to start trying it out on my new a7ii and your thread seems the ideal place to post some results.

** edit: Altix to M42 mount tutorial link added



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 January 2018 at 22:15
Hi Brian, you're very welcome here!

Your Altix Trioplan 50/2.9 is from a batch of 2000 (!) made in 1956.

Thanks for the link to the mount swap tutorial!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 January 2018 at 23:55
Great idea, Leo. I'm a big fan of the old Meyer lenses and have a few myself. I think Primoplan was a good choice to lead off since, in my opinion, it is at the top of the heap. However, there are others that I also use regularly. I'll start with a list of my Meyers should anyone have questions about any of them.

3.5/30mm Lydith
4.5/35mm Primagon
4.5/40mm Helioplan
1.8/50mm Oreston
2.8/50mm Domiplan
2.9/50mm Trioplan
1.8/58 Primoplan
3.5/75 Trioplan
3.5/80mm Primotar
2.8/100 Diaplan
2.8/100 Orestor
2.8/135 Orestor
3.5/135mm Primotar
5.5/150mm Telemegor
3.5/180mm Primotar
5.5/180mm Telemegor
4/200mm Orestegor
4/300mm Orestegor
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2018 at 08:55
@woodrim Gulp

Show us a photo of them all please.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2018 at 14:06
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Leo, the title of #7 is very funny, or should I say clever?


Thanks, I like both Paul, I have no preference.

There is a serious aspect to it. The idea that the OOF part of a photo is just as important as the in focus part has gradually grown on me; and sometimes I feel the OOF part is perhaps the most important part. In this photo I thought I should express this feeling in the title.
I'm glad you picked that up!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2018 at 14:08
Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

Great idea, Leo. I'm a big fan of the old Meyer lenses and have a few myself. I think Primoplan was a good choice to lead off since, in my opinion, it is at the top of the heap. However, there are others that I also use regularly.


Thanks Mike. I hope to see your work here with all specimens of your beautiful collection!
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Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:



There is a serious aspect to it. The idea that the OOF part of a photo is just as important as the in focus part has gradually grown on me; and sometimes I feel the OOF part is perhaps the most important part. In this photo I thought I should express this feeling in the title.
I'm glad you picked that up!

If I see the whimsical subjects I have been using lately it MUST be all about the OOF areas
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2018 at 14:37
It can be overdone of course.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2018 at 17:12
Guilty as charged!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2018 at 17:27
Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

Great idea, Leo. I'm a big fan of the old Meyer lenses and have a few myself. I think Primoplan was a good choice to lead off since, in my opinion, it is at the top of the heap. However, there are others that I also use regularly.


Thanks Mike. I hope to see your work here with all specimens of your beautiful collection!


+1, Looks like an impressive collection!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2018 at 17:31
Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

@woodrim Gulp

Show us a photo of them all please.


Oh, my, that would require some time to organize my mess. How about just an occasional post with pictures from the lenses? But if I ever get my lenses organized, I will be happy to take a Meyer group picture.
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